NEWS | July 18, 2013

Local AT/A chapter sponsors CGO leadership forum

By Staff Reports

Members of the Lowcountry Chapter of the Airlift/Tanker Association are launching a new program that will serve as leadership forums between Airmen and senior military leaders. The forums will host a variety of leaders from different backgrounds to share their lessons and experiences with today's Airmen.

The first event, scheduled for 12 p.m., July, 25, 2013, at the Joint Base Charleston Club features retired Lt. Gen. John Sams Jr. Sams will be speaking about the United States Constitution from noon until 12:40 p.m. Lunch and discussion will follow from 12:40 until 2 p.m.

Sams biography includes 33 years of Air Force service and multiple achievements including a combat tour in Vietnam, command at the squadron and wing level and serving as the vice commander of Air Mobility Command. He also piloted a variety of transport and bomber aircraft in his career.

In an era of shrinking budgets, the Lowcountry chapter is using the leadership forum to bring officer and enlisted development opportunities to Joint Base Charleston, providing a free resource to aspiring leaders. The forum is scheduled to be held quarterly with a variety of featured speakers. The goal is to provide an opportunity for today's Airmen to hear from those who have excelled at leading our Air Force in the past.

For more information, contact Capt. Josh Pete or Capt. Dave Redwine at 963-2554 or 963-5612.